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Gerlach, Nevada

The community of Gerlach is located approximately two hours north of Reno in northwestern Nevada. Gerlach and the adjacent Black Rock Desert are home to the land speed record, Burning Man, rocketry and other unique activities. It's generally quiet out here but the folks are friendly and the night skies can't be beat. Come visit, explore the region, and discover why locals love to call this tiny hamlet home.

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Gerlach Race Days, October 13 - 15, 2017

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Sunshine to start, then a few afternoon clouds. High 34F. Winds WNW at 5 to 10 mph.
Partly Cloudy
Saturday 02/24 20%
Partly Cloudy
Cloudy with gusty winds developing during the afternoon. A few flurries or snow showers possible. High 41F. Winds W at 20 to 30 mph.
Partly Cloudy
Sunday 02/25 0%
Partly Cloudy
Partly cloudy skies in the morning will give way to cloudy skies during the afternoon. High 48F. Winds SW at 10 to 20 mph.

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Old Magazine Articles

Posted by on Feb 2, 2015 in Home Page | Comments Off on Old Magazine Articles

Here are some old magazine articles from Desert Magazine from the 1950’s, 60’s and 70’s. July 1951 – On Black Rock Desert Trails August 1954 – Josie Pearl, Prospector on Nevada’s Black Rock Desert April 1955 – Lost Hardin Silver. Mystery or Hoax? October  1956 – Navy Landgrab in Nevada’s Black Rock Country November 1960 – The 40 Wilderness Miles North of Gerlach, Nevada June 1968 – A Trip to Leadville June 1979 – Northwestern Nevada’s Historic Little High Rock...

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New Black Rock Desert Photo History Book

Posted by on Oct 25, 2013 in Home Page | Comments Off on New Black Rock Desert Photo History Book

There is a new photo-history book about the Gerlach and Black Rock Desert area from Arcadia Publishing.   The book, titled “Black Rock Desert,” is part of Arcadia’s Images of America series.   The book covers the period of time from prehistory until 1990.  The thesis of the book is that interesting people have been doing interesting things in the area of many years. The events that are covered include art from the Lassen Trail; The Winning of Barbara Worth, starring Gary Cooper, in 1926; and a wild horse roundup as documented by Gus Bundy. Also included are recent works of art such as Doobie Lane and Croquet X Machina, which was a croquet game played with trucks were used as mallets on nearly 6-foot croquet balls. Historical images feature the towns of Sulphur and Gerlach, nearby ranches, and the Empire gypsum mine. The book includes a number of images from Gerlach-area artists such as John Bogard, Cindy Carter, R’Deen Diebold, Tony Diebold and Sunny DeForest.  Many of these images have never been published before. Also included are images from the private collections of residents and visitors as well as images from libraries and museums. A book release party will be held on Saturday, November 16, 2013 at Bev’s Miners Club.  The event will start at...

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